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Health and Wellbeing Board priorities and good practice across England

By selecting a single area on the map you can view a summary of the local priorities, and access links to the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and reports highlighting measures of health and wellbeing for that area, as well as examples of good practice known in the area.

Published
28 August 2015
From
Local Government Association
Ugandan gay men talk about why they do not always use condoms

Gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Uganda, who had not used a condom the last time they had anal sex

Published
21 August 2015
By
Gus Cairns
PrEPosterous gender health inequality?

PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) is a highly effective “game changer". Women should get excited right? Well, perhaps not – it’s not yet clear if we’ll get our hands on it.

Published
20 August 2015
From
NAT
South Africa submits $380-million concept note for HIV/TB

South Africa on 15 July submitted a joint HIV/TB concept note for some $380.5 million in funding, more than half of which is to support prevention interventions specifically targeting key populations including young women and girls, men who have sex with men and people living in disease hot spots. Of this, $142.2 million constitutes an above-allocation request.

Published
17 August 2015
From
Global Fund Observer
Preventing HIV - new approaches to an ongoing problem

Effective treatment and effective prevention are two sides of the same coin. Ensuring that HIV remains a priority while delivering a joined up, collaborative approach to HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care is essential across national and local health systems if the best is to be achieved for the individual and the public.

Published
12 August 2015
From
Public Health England blog
We can eliminate HIV by 2030. Regular testing is a crucial part of the solution

The big announcement out of the Aids conference in Vancouver last month was that early treatment of HIV is better than delayed treatment, with half the rate of death and complications. When I was discussing it with a patient shortly after, he was surprised that this counted as news. My patient’s surprise was understandable. Current guidelines recommend early treatment, even though we didn’t have the proof. Now we have it, and this long-awaited evidence tells us more than how to treat individual patients, like the ones I work with as an HIV specialist. It tells us it’s time to talk about eliminating the virus altogether. We can do this by making annual HIV testing a standard practice.

Published
10 August 2015
From
The Guardian
Russia pushes ban on foreign condoms to make lovers ‘more disciplined’

Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry is defending proposals to include a ban on foreign condoms as part of an overall embargo on foreign medical goods, despite the country’s growing struggle with HIV and AIDS.

Published
10 August 2015
From
Washington Times
Indiana HIV outbreak offers lessons about containing local outbreaks and need for harm reduction

An early-2015 outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in rural Indiana, USA, linked to injection of prescription opiates, offers a good example of how to

Published
10 August 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Have Your Say: Virtual Consultation on UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy

This is the second and final UNAIDS-hosted virtual consultation to develop the UNAIDS 2016-2021 strategy. The virtual consultations aim to encourage wide-ranging participation, particularly of people living with and affected by HIV, to ensure that together we deliver a people-centred strategy.

Published
04 August 2015
From
UNAIDS
PrEP, Earlier ART, and Better HIV Care in the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Today, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) announced an update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that will guide our nation’s efforts to reduce new infections, improve HIV … Read More →

Published
03 August 2015
From
BETA blog
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